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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary


Our Japanese Studies course is perfect if you would like to explore Japanese society and language. Japan is a fascinating, complex and vibrant country, with the third largest economy in the world.

On this course you'll study Japanese society and culture; from ancient Shinto customs to modern manga cartoons.

You'll learn the Japanese language, whether you're a beginner or have an existing knowledge. Studying translation work and language for a business environment will provide useful practice for your future career.

You can pick from a wide variety of modules covering:

  • social
  • cultural
  • anthropological
  • and historical issues in Japan.

You will study at a Japanese University in Year 3. We offer one of the widest choices of partner universities in Japan.

We encourage you to join the active student-run Japanese Society on campus. And we run regular guest lectures hosted by the Europe-Japan Research Centre.

Japanese Studies can be taken as a single honours or a combined honours degree.


Assessment methods used on this course

Assessment methods vary from module to module.

Language module assessments consist of:

  • 70% regular in-class tests and portfolio completion at home
  • 30% final examination.

Content module assessments are normally 100% coursework. They include:

  • essays
  • small research projects
  • oral presentations
  • in-class tests.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,300per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

University information

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Oxford Brookes University

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  • Campus address

    Oxford Brookes University, Gipsy Lane, Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3 0BP, England

Oxford is world-famous for its rich history of education and groundbreaking research. It’s also only an hour from London by train.
Oxford Brookes courses give students the fundamental skills and experience needed to succeed in their chosen career and become internationally employable.
A dedicated International Student Advice team can help with everything from visas to work options. Trips are offered, so students can explore the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    14th out of 15 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    134 64%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%



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